If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/29/17

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

It’s going to be a big season of change on Hawaii Five-0. Last season ended with the team shutting down as much of the human trafficking ring and rescuing as many young girls as they could, but Kono couldn’t leave it alone. It hit her hard, and she decided she was going to go to the mainland and see if she could take out some more of the traffickers and rescue more of the kidnapped girls. Also, Chin Ho was offered a job by Federal Prosecutor Robert Coughlin (who originally went after Five-0 using Abby as his inside man): to lead his own Five-0-type team in San Francisco, where Abby used to live. Over the summer, we learned that both Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park had been let go from the show, so we know that Kono is still off trying to shut down the traffickers and Chin accepted the job, taking him, Abby, and Sarah to San Francisco. As much as I hate to see them go (and I do TRULY hate to see them go, both the actors & the characters), this is much better than killing them off or putting them in WitSec (looking at you, Criminal Minds!).

The show was quick to fill their spots. First, Kono’s husband, Adam, will stick around, as Ian Anthony Dale has been upped to a series regular. Despite his past and family history, Steve will recruit him to help with a specific case later in the season, and I believe he stays. Meaghan Rath (Being Human) joins the cast in the premiere as a lifeguard who was kicked out of the police academy, despite being a strong contender. Think of her as the female Steve McGarrett — not afraid to bend or even break the rules to get done what needs to be done if it’s something that is right. And finally, relative newcomer Beulah Koale will join as a Navy SEAL who just returned (like, DAYS before) from serving and asks McGarett for a job. It’ll be interesting to see how Steve, Danny, and the others handle the newbies and having Adam around more! (Especially how Steve & Danny handle having a female Steve there. LOL)

On tonight’s episode, “’A’ole e ‘olelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia (Fire Will Never Say That It Has Had Enough),” McGarrett and Danny recruit Tani Rey to join the task force when diabolical hacker Aaron Wright (guest star Joey Lawrence) releases a dangerous arsonist from prison. Also, Randy Couture and Andrew Lawrence also return as guest stars.

Don’t miss the exciting premiere tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Phoebe’s Choice

If you’ve watched Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the last four years, I’m sure you noticed how they honed in on using the Inhumans as the plot device by which they could access lots of superpowered characters. (Because they lack the rights to use mutant characters on ABC.) You then may have also noticed that none of the comic book Inhumans familiar to us from the pages of Uncanny X-Men & The Avengers made it to the S.H.I.E.L.D. show. So if you were like, “WTF? Where’s the giant smartassed teleporting dog?!?!” like me, your frustrations end tonight when the season one premiere of the brand-new series Marvel’s Inhumans debuts. The show follows the adventures of, you guessed it: all the best characters from the comics!!

Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) is playing the lead of Black Bolt, the mute king of the Inhuman royals. Serinda Swan (Graceland, Tron: Legacy) plays his wife with the super strong, prehensile, Rapunzel-length hair: Medusa. Ken Leung (Lost) stars as Karnak, a hand-to-hand combat master who serves as the king’s trusted advisor. Isabelle Cornish (Puberty Blues, Home and Away) stars as Crystal, Medusa’s sister, who has command over elemental forces. And the aforementioned dog, Lockjaw? Rendered in fantastic CGI!! Lovably huge and adorable!
Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Riviera) serves as a foil of sorts for the series; he’s the dissenting brother of Black Bolt, who will sow chaos in the Royal House. And lastly there is Ellen Woglom (Californication, Oulaw), who will play Louise, an invented-for-the-show human who will give us access to the “normie” perspective on the Inhumans.

The previews I have seen have a very high production value. Leaning more towards the MCU films than the efx we’ve been getting on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Agent Carter. So if the writing turns out to be better than Iron Fist fare, ABC just may have another hit on their hands here.

On tonight’s premiere, “Behold…the Inhumans; Those Who Would Destroy Us,” the royal family — stranded in Hawaii after a military coup — faces internal strife, which they must overcome in order to return home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Catch the 2-hour season premiere tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

Kyle’s Choice

Early this morning, Netflix dropped the first season of a new animated series for grown-ups, Big Mouth, from creators Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy). The series follows the adventures of a group of young teenagers as they discover the wonders of puberty. The series stars an amazingly talented voice cast filled with recognizable comedians. Andrew (John Mulaney, Mulaney) has just hit puberty and now finds himself being constantly egged on by the Hormone Monster — an invisible creature who is like the devil on his shoulder, always trying to get Andrew to give in to his carnal urges. Meanwhile, best friend Nick (Nick Kroll) still hasn’t experienced his bodily change. While he can’t yet see the Hormone Monster, he does seek out advice from the ghost of Duke Ellington (Jordan Peele, Keanu, Key and Peele), who happens to live in his attic. Andrew and Nick’s school classmates include wanna-be magician Jay (Jason Mantzoukas, The League, Lady Dynamite), sassy gay Matthew (Andrew Rannells, Girls), Nick’s new girlfriend Jessi (Jessi Klein, Inside Amy Schumer), and the braces-wearing Missy (Jenny Slate, Girls, Lady Dynamite). The voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty, Bridesmaids) as the Hormone Monstress (the creature who visits the girls once they hit puberty), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Documentary Now! ) as Nick’s father, and Richard Kind (Red Oaks) as Andrew’s father.

Despite being about kids, this series is certainly not for kids. It has gratuitous nudity and strong language throughout, and it gets pretty wild and out there at times — I checked out the first two episodes, and the first contained a musical number with animated penises playing basketball while the second contained a musical number with a singing tampon. That said, this show had me laughing out loud so many times. The animation looks fantastic and the writing is quite funny — especially the completely inappropriate lyrics in those song parodies. It seems like the show will be giving equal opportunity to all of the characters as each goes through his or her change. While the first episode, “Ejaculation,” is all about the guys, the second episode, “Everybody Bleeds,” deals with the ladies. If the rest of the series is as fun as these first two episodes, I really look forward to seeing more! However, this is certainly not a show I would not want to watch with young kids around.

Check out the whole season now on Netflix.

I’ll also be watching/recording Marvel’s Inhumans, Z Nation, Room 104, and Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus.

Megan’s Choice

It’s an exciting night because MacGyver is back with its second season and it’s been a long summer without our favorite creative crime fighters. I love the way Mac always manages to find a way to get out of situations with a science hack. Leading up to and on last season’s finale, Murdoc set up his plan to take out MacGyver by recruiting his recently released former cellmate to infiltrate the Phoenix building as a lab technician. He stabbed Bozer, nearly killing him, and then let out a bad guy the team was holding in an interrogation room. The bad guys took over Phoenix’s whole computer system. Luckily, the good guys won, but it took a huge toll. Not only was there a LOT of damage done to the building, but Riley ended up having to shoot one when he was trying to kill her and trying to keep her from regaining control of the computers. She began questioning whether or not it was all worth it, but Bozer told her he hadn’t regretted a minute. It’s bound to be an exciting adventure with this team around, and the fun all starts tonight.

On the season premiere, “DIY or DIE,” using a cell phone and soccer ball, MacGyver and the team search for a Navy SEAL who is believed to be alive in captivity in the Middle East.

To see how MacGyver and the team work to save the Navy SEAL, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Hawaii Five-0, Hell’s Kitchen, Blue Bloods, and Marvel’s Inhumans.

Jenny’s Choice #2

The Blue Bloods season finale was hot hot hot last season…especially after Danny intercepted a shipment of millions of dollars from a drug cartel in Mexico…and they then torched his house. Thankfully his family was okay, but Danny took it hard. Meanwhile, Jamie ended up working on his own to track down a serial killer who preyed on the elderly — swearing he was doing them a favor by keeping them from being helpless in their old age. And finally, Frank was shocked when Mayor Poole confided that he was going to retire. Frank and Poole had their differences and their disagreements, but in the end, the mayor was a decent guy. I’m sad to see him go and a little worried about who will be brought in to replace him!

Another big question I have is Eddie and Jamie. There was movement in their nonrelationship-relationship last season, but they decided they didn’t want to quit being partners. Something has GOT to give with those two. And if the show pulls a Criminal Minds and suddenly makes them nothing more than friends and like there was never a chemistry or attraction, I’ll scream. Hopefully we’ll see more of Eddie like we normally do, rather than have her missing like she was almost completely from the last few episodes of the season!

On tonight’s episode, “Cutting Losses,” Danny contemplates retiring until Erin enlists him to help her with a case involving her ex-husband, Jack. Also, Jamie and Eddie go undercover as a couple, and Frank butts heads with the new mayor of New York City, Margaret Dutton (guest star Lorraine Bracco).

Meet the new mayor & see Jamie & Eddie go undercover tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen & MacGyver.

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